How to Directly Upload Your Dropbox Photos to Facebook

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I am a Dropbox fan. It’s like an extension of my hard disk on the clouds. One of the most important uses I put my Dropbox account to is, of course, the backup, and my top priority is all my precious photos. As soon as I transfer images from my digital camera to my computer, I upload them to Dropbox as well.


Furthermore, I love sharing my photos on Facebook, and I used to upload the same sets of images to Facebook also. Now the problem was, as I am not on an unlimited bandwidth plan, using twice the bandwidth for same set of snaps always questioned my conscience (read hurt my pockets). Not to mention the extra work I had to put in to upload them to Facebook.

Hence automatically uploading my photos from Dropbox to Facebook made perfect sense for me taking into account both the above mentioned hassles.

Like me, if you to want to automatically upload photos from your Dropbox account to Facebook, here’s an easy method to do so.

We will create a rule using Dropboxautomator – a tool that lets you set all kinds of automation rules from Dropbox – which will constantly scan a predefined folder in our Dropbox account and upload photos to Facebook as soon as it sees a new addition. Here are the steps to set it up.

Step 1: Visit Dropboxautomator and log in using your Dropbox account.


Step 2: The Dropbox API will now ask you to confirm the external application connecting to your account. Click on the Allow button to grant access.


Step 3: Now choose the folder to which you upload your images and click on Next.

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choose a folder

Note: You can only select a single folder while creating a rule and thus if you have more than one folder, you will have to make a separate rule for each of them.

Step 4: The service will now ask you to choose one of the many available actions. Navigate to the Pictures section and select upload to Facebook. You will now be asked to authenticate your Facebook account.


Step 5: Your Facebook account will now ask you to approve some application permissions. Review and allow them.

facebook authorize

Step 6: Now, give the Facebook folder a name along with a comment. Click on Add Action and finish the process.

comment and album name

From now on, each time you upload some photos to the above designated folder in Dropbox, they will be uploaded to your Facebook album as well.

Anytime in the future if you want to stop the rule, visit the Automations page and stop the corresponding rule. You can also delete them if you are not planning to use it in the future.

My Verdict

Dropboxautomator makes it very easy to create working rules whenever some files are uploaded to the Dropbox account. Though this tutorial highlights the automatic Facebook image uploading procedure, there are many more automation tasks that you can create. Try it out and let us know how it worked for you.

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  1. question says:

    what if it exceeds the 200 album limit? will this make a new album automatically?

  2. mathew says:

    This guide came up really quick, thanks and well done! I still don’t have the feature yet on my Facebook

  3. will it work on fan pages?

  4. Sebastian Vox says:

    I just got a premium account.

  5. h says:

    I’m still trying to figure out how to create an fb album out of dropbox photos i was sent… i do not want ALL the images i was sent in the album…how do you separate them to your regular computers pics so you can upload them.